WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT: Cancun

cancun-beach-aerial-view

Things are looking G-R-I-M! for the Mexican beach town of Cancun, which is reportedly losing $6 million per day thanks to Swine flu-induced empty resort beds!.

According to a front-page article in this weekend’s Financial Times, Cancun resorts are reporting mere 20 percent occupancy rates, both in the city itself and the adjacent Riviera Maya.

The situation is dire for the region — which attracts some 3 million annual tourists who represent a whopping 90 percent of its economic activity.

Sad part is that a mere 11 Swine Flu cases were tallied in the entire state of Quintana Roo, in which Cancun is found. Hoteliers are desperate to fill their resorts and are offering unusual enticements such as the promise of three free annual holidays for anyone coming down with Swine Flu within 14 days of their stay at Cancun’s Royal Hotel.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: